Controversial Award-Winning Books:
- Willhoite, Michael. Daddy’s Roommate. Boston: Alyson Wonderland, 1990. Print.
- Sendak, Maurice. In the Night Kitchen. Harper Collins, 1970. Print.
- Richardson, Justin, Peter Parnell and Henry Cole. And Tango Makes Three. New York: Simon & Schuster, 2005. Print.
- Newman, Leslea and Diana Souza. Heather Has Two Mommies. London: Alyson Wonderland, 1989. Print.
- de Haan, Linda and Stern Nijland. King & King. Berkeley: Tricycle Press, 2000 Print.
- Sidman, Joyce and Rick Allen. The Dark Emperor and Other Poems of the Night. Boston: Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2010. Print.
- Woodson, Jacqueline. After Tupac and D Foster. New York: Puffin Books, 2008. Print.
- Engle, Margarita. The Surrender Tree: Poems of Cuba’s Strubble for Freedom. New York: Henry Holt and Company, 2008. Print.
- Stead, Rebecca. When You Reach Me. New York: Wendy Lamb Books, 2009. Print.
- Lindsay, Nina. “Newbery 2010: The United States of Newbery.” The Horn Book Magazine. July/August 2010, p 33-39.
- Carter, Betty. “Not the Newbery: Books That Make Readers.” The Horn Book Magazine. July/August 2010, p 52-56.
- McGills, Roderick. “What is Children’s Literature.” Children’s Literature. Storrs: 2009. Vol. 37 pg 256-63.
- Aronson, Marc. “Where Does Controversy Come From? A Publisher’s Perspective.” Journal of Children’s Literature. Vol. 29, No. 1, Spring 2003, p 76-81.
The Crossover Novel
- The House of Tomorrow by Peter Bognanni
- Finnikin of the Rock by Melina Marchetta
- Found by Margaret Peterson Haddix
- Hate That Cat by Sharon Creech
- Diamond Willow by Helen Frost
- True Meaning of Smekday Adam Rex
- Rainstorm by Barbara Lehman
- Wheat Doll by Allison L. Randall and Bill Farnsworth
- Ruthie and the (Not So) Teeny Tiny Lie by Laura Rankin
- Frandidate by Jim Benton
- The Moon over Star by Dianna Hutts Aston and Jerry Pinkney
- Seagrave, Janice R. “Young Readers’ Choice Awards Across America.” Public Libraries, May/June 2004.
Children and the World
- The Firefly Letters by Margarita Engle
- Fiesta babies by Carmen Tafolla and Amy Cordova
- The Savage by David Almond and Dave McKean
- Nothing by Janne Teller
- Skellig by David Almond